China reports first human outbreak of H3N8 bird flu strain

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Of China Health The authority said on Tuesday that it had registered its first man Infection With H3N8 mutation in the bird Cold fever.

In a statement, the National Health Commission (NHC) found this variant in a 4-year-old boy from Henan province.

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The boy, who lives in Jumadian, has been raising chickens Crows At home.

On April 5, he developed a fever and other symptoms. According to the NHCFive days later he was admitted to a local medical institution for further treatment.

File image: On April 14, 2013, workers on a farm in Zhangfeng County, Anhui Province, China, vaccinated their chicks against the H9 flu virus.
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The NHC noted that although variations have been found in horses, dogs, birds and seals worldwide, no human cases have been reported.

In an initial study, it stated that the variant did not yet have the potential to effectively affect humans and that the risk of large-scale infection was low.

The Commission warned the public to avoid contact with sick and dead chickens, as well as to avoid contact with live chickens and to focus on hygiene.

Those who show similar symptoms should wear a mask and seek medical help as soon as possible.

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In 2021, the NHC Confident The first case of human infection from H10N3 strain of bird flu.

In addition, one person was later admitted to the hospital H5N6 strain Bird flu.

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American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Wrote In March, the highly contagious avian influenza virus was detected in American wild birds in 14 states and in commercial and backyard poultry in 13 states. Quote Indicator US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Research Service (APHIS).

The company said H5N1 bird flu poses a lower risk to the public.

Wednesday, Nebraska state and federal agriculture officials Said Another major bird flu outbreak has been confirmed on a farm in Knox County.

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The Nebraska Department of Agriculture said in a news release that it was the seventh confirmed disease in the state.

More than 2.1 million laying hens will be euthanized, agriculture officials said. The farm will also be isolated.

Fox News’ David Arrow, The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to the report.

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